Quote of the day–William F. Buckley Jr.

[T]he government of the United States, under Lyndon Johnson, proposes to concern itself over the quality of American life. And this is something very new in the political theory of free nations.  The quality of life has heretofore depended on the quality of the human beings who gave tone to that life, and they were its priests and its poets, not its bureaucrats.

William F. Buckley, Jr.
National Review, August 7, 1965


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  1. What are the chances? I am just now in the middle of an old copy of The Jeweler’s Eye, and had found that very same quote to be striking as well.

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